Five new things at Revelstoke Mountain Resort this season

For Revelstoke Mountain Resort opening day on Nov. 28, we looked at five new things on the mountain this year.

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Here's an early snapshot of part of the new terrain park being installed this week. Again, this is early prep work. Photo: Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Revelstoke Mountain Resort is primed for opening day Nov. 28 with over 10 feet of snowfall this season.

We caught up with RMR operations VP Peter Nielsen this week to find out what’s new at the resort for 2015. Here’s our quick list:

1. All new terrain park

RMR put up a smaller test part at the end of the 2014/15 season, and now they're returning with a full park. Photo: Ian Houghton/Revelstoke Mountain Resort
RMR put up a smaller test park at the end of the 2014/15 season, and now they’re returning with a full park. Photo: Ian Houghton/Revelstoke Mountain Resort

The resort tested out a terrain park at the end of last season, and they’re pushing forward with a terrain park under the Stoke chair. It’ll be 450 metres long and 100 metres wide with progressive jumps and 18 jib features, according to RMR.

2. 50 acres of new glades

Tree skiing is a big attraction at RMR. Mountain crews have bladed 50 new acres at RMR. Photo: Ian Houghton/Revelstoke Mountain Resort
Tree skiing is a big attraction at RMR. Mountain crews have bladed 50 new acres at RMR. Photo: Ian Houghton/Revelstoke Mountain Resort

One of the treats each season is searching out the new glading that’s been done over the summer. This year, it’s 50 acres of new tree skiing around Glades of Glory, Jalapeño and Clyde’s Secret Glades. Nielsen said there was lots of brushing done as well, helping the glades get filled in sooner.

3. More grooming, grooming improvements and a new groomer

RMR wants to 'weatherproof' the hill, and improved grooming is part of the program. Photo: John Antoniuk/Revelstoke Mountain Resort
RMR wants to ‘weatherproof’ the hill, and improved grooming is part of the program. Photo: John Antoniuk/Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Revelstoke Mountain Resort is known as a big mountain powder destination, but Nielsen explains they’re trying to weatherproof the mountain, so there’s lots to offer during dry stretches. They’ve done a lot of work removing trees and sculpting the on piste sections to allow for better grooming, especially during the early and late season.

4. Sidecountry offerings

Cat skiing, guided touring and even ski-with-the-pros programs are all part of expanded side country offerings. Photo: John Antoniuk/Revelstoke Mountain Resort
Cat skiing, guided touring and even ski-with-the-pros programs are all part of expanded side country offerings. Photo: John Antoniuk/Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Mount Mackenzie’s side country has lots to offer, and RMR is increasing programming such as cat skiing, touring programs, and guided ski touring. They’re operating a new program that allows you to ski with RMR’s team pros. Book time with team members Chris Rubens, Dane Tudor, Sean Cochrane, Izzy Lynch, Leah Evans, Seb Grondin, Greg Hill, Jake Teuton, Zoya Lynch, and Bruno Long.

5. More events at Revelation Lodge

Apre ski beers at Revelation Lodge. Photo: Grant Gunderson/Revelstoke Mountain Resort
Apre ski beers at Revelation Lodge. Photo: Grant Gunderson/Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Nielsen said they are moving more apres-ski programming to the mid-mountain Revelation Lodge. Look for more bands and performers starting up in the early afternoon until the gondola stops spinning, before the party shifts down to the village base.

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